Vector Self Portraits

Vector Self Portraits

Vector Self Portraits We start with a photo that each student feels represents something about his personality or interests. Applying the basics of vector drawing that students have learned in previous project work, students create a vector drawing—minus facial...
50 Layers

50 Layers

50 Layers This project presents an introduction to layers and making selections in Photoshop. Students start with a high-resolution image of themselves in a place where they feel an emotional connection. We learn different tools to make selections, and then they are...
The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain This project represents an introduction to digital illustration, utilizing a topic that is relevant to students and which sparks some great studio discussion. Students read two recent news articles related to teenage brain development. They create...
Font Posters

Font Posters

Font Posters Who cares about fonts? This project challenges students to learn about fonts: how they are used, why they are used, and all of the many reasons to care. We start by researching common fonts from a provided list — trying to figure out what makes these...
Magazine Spreads

Magazine Spreads

Magazine Spreads This favorite project combines my passions in journalism and graphic design, and teaches students some useful skills in InDesign that — I’ve heard — are helpful in future endeavors. I curate some reliable news sources, and ask students to find...